Letter From the President

March 25, 2021

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your interest in the Friends of Kam Wah Chung and Company Museum! Our Friends group consists of amazing volunteers, supporters, and members who contribute to the success and increased interest in the Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site.

The Friends of the Kam Wah Chung and Company Museum is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization committed to supporting the preservation and protection of the Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum. We are committed to educating and informing the public about the importance of the Chinese individuals who helped define the culture and history of the American West.

Like many other cultural intuitions and businesses, we spent the majority of 2020 closed to the public. Despite the challenges, we have continued to work to enhance our visitor’s experiences and to find new, creative ways to engage! The completion of our new website (www.friendsofkamwahchung.com) allows flexibility and a virtual format to continue to share our incredible historical site. We have several projects planned in 2021, including a virtual reality (VR) filming project and participation in the virtual Archaeology Roadshow (https://www.pdx.edu/anthropology/archaeology-roadshow). The VR project will include a tour that takes visitors “behind the scenes” of the museum, into spaces typically not shared during in-person tours and interactive elements that encourage visitors to engage with items seldom seen.

We also provide updates and share interesting information about the Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site on Facebook at “Friends of Kam Wah Chung & Co Museum” and on Instagram as @friendsofkamwahchung. Please like and follow us to see our amazing museum and some of the work our Friends group does!

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of Kam Wah Chung and Company Museum please donate using our Membership Card enclosed herein with this letter, via PayPal located on our website, or even when you purchase from Amazon by identifying us as your preferred organization using AmazonSmile.

Again, thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the Museum soon!


Katee Withee

President, Friends of Kam Wah Chung Museum

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